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City Assigning Letters to Better Communicate Snow Clearing

November 28, 2011 10:23 AM | News

A new campaign launched Monday by the City of Winnipeg aims to improve snow clearing this season on residential streets.

The around-the-clock residential parking ban will apply in 12-hour shifts to designated snow zones across the city. All ‘snow zones’ will be assigned a letter of the alphabet, giving residents an idea on when their street will be plowed.

When the city announces plowing will commence, residents can visit knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca or call 311 to find out which snow zones are currently under a parking ban, and which zones will be plowed for the next 12-hour shift. Vehicles left in the way of plows will be subjected to either a $150 ticket or a tow.

The city has also changed the way the annual snow route parking ban works this winter. From December 1 until March 1, parking is prohibited on streets designated at snow routes. But come December 1, the ban has been extended by one-hour and will be in place nightly between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m., extended from 6 a.m. Parking on a snow route during these times could land you a $100 ticket ($50 if paid early).